Young sandwiched his 25-point games around back-to-back 30-point efforts against Milwaukee and Phoenix. He will look to keep it going Wednesday when the Sixers (9-21) face Denver (14-16) at the Pepsi Center.
"I think Thaddeus' last [four] games are off the charts," coach Brett Brown said. "It's at an all-star type of level. He's playing with versatility and a toughness and a leadership. It's just a real strong package that he's showing us.
"I really feel, the last [four games] if that's what he is, he's something special."
For the season, the seventh-year veteran is averaging 17.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals, and is shooting 43.3 percent on three-pointers.
Young's all-star level of play is partly due to trade rumors that were reported a few weeks ago. Believing that they were an attack on his character, Young, who denied the trade rumors at the time, said he used them as motivation.
Still, Young, who is being shopped around in potential trades, knows that some question his ability.
"I just want to prove that I can be a starting four in this league," he said, "prove that I'm not a sixth-man player."
Whether or not the trade rumors are true, Young's recent play has raised his trade value. He's been using his athleticism and versatility to get the best of the normally bigger power forwards who guard him.
Young made 10 consecutive three-pointers over a 21/2-game stretch against Brooklyn, Milwaukee, and Phoenix. He went on to make 11 of 14 during the three games before missing his three attempts in Sunday's win at Los Angeles.
Reserve power forward Arnett Moultrie participated in a five-on-five scrimmage for the first time this season Tuesday.
"I'm glad to be out there, making progress," said the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder, who had surgery on his left ankle in the preseason. "Obviously, I was a little winded."
Moultrie is expected to play in his first game in January.